JUDAS PRIEST — Painkiller (review)

JUDAS PRIEST — Painkiller album cover Album · 1990 · Power Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
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This was the final Judas Priest album with Rob Halford behind the microphone. It would be 7 years until another Priest album, with a new singer and a thrashier sound. Yet 7 years later, in 2004, Halford will return but by then the Priest were just a distant nostalgic memory for me. This album has a bit of everything and I suppose may be their first progressive "metal" album, although it is more metal than progressive. And the Priest still know how to start off an album with the heavy drum beat of Painkiller. Other highlights include Metal Meltdown, All Guns Blazing and Night Crawler, but again all of the songs are worth the listen. This one falls just short of masterpiece status for me but is still great enough to rate 4 and 1/2 stars from me.

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